Stringy Period Blood: Is it a cause of concern
Yes, it’s normal to have stringy period blood. The stringy consistency is due to clumps or blood clots that may contain some uterine tissue. During your period, the uterus sheds it lining, and along with the blood, this tissue leaves the body as well. So stringy blood clots during periods isn’t something to be concerned about.
Stringy period blood is a result of small blood clots leaving your body. However, larger and frequent passing of blood clots can indicate an underlying medical condition. Consult a doctor if you have heavy periods with multiple blood clots as it could be a symptom of uterine fibroids, adenomyosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, or polyps, among others.
Stringy period blood is usually due to small blood clots that pass during the first two to three days of your period. This is the part of your menstrual cycle where the blood flow is the heaviest. Hence, stringy period blood is not a sign of pregnancy.